Friday, January 21, 2022

Not Getting Up (Feline Friday) and Friendly Fill-Ins


Feline Friday was started by Steve, The Burnt Food Dude, and i'm going to believe it's because he likes cats.

He has handed hosting duties off to Sandee, of Comedy Plus, and it's simple to join, just follow the link to Sandee's page for the rules and the code.

 Abigail says she's not getting up until it's warmer.



Friendly Fill-Ins are easy to do. There are four statements: the first two statements are provided by Ellen of 15AndMeowing, and the final two are offered by Lorianne The Menagerie Mom of Four-Legged Furballs. They try to make sure the statements will be fun to both answer and share. The linky will be posted at or about 12:00 AM on Friday. Please head over to one of their sites, link up, and share your thoughts!      

Here are this week's statements with my responses underlined:

1. ______________________ is music to my ears.

2. My favorite kind of soup is ________________.

3. If I were going to migrate or hibernate for the winter, I would go to _________.

4. I would _________ if I _________.

1. The toaster oven dinging to let me know supper is ready  is music to my ears.

2. My favorite kind of soup is   hot and vegan, there are no other requirements.

3. If I were going to migrate or hibernate for the winter, I would go to   Hawaii, still within the same country (my passport expired or i might pick Tahiti), no worries about freezing.

4. I would   retire and spend much of my time doing volunteer work  if I   could afford to do so.


Today is:

Anniversary of the Elf Wars -- Fairy Calendar

Arbor Day -- Florida and Louisiana, US

Celtic Tree Month Luis (Rowan) begins

Errol Barrow Day -- Barbados

International Bon Jovi Day -- they released their first album this date in 1983

Lady of Altagracia Day -- Dominican Republic

National Hugging Day™ -- includes the announcements of the Most Huggable People of the Year

New England Clam Chowder Day

Porri Month begins -- Traditional Icelandic Calendar (the name means Middle of Winter, and personifies him as Old Man Winter; often the harshest month, so greet him kindly, to soften his heart and hasten spring)

     Bondadagur (Husband's Day) -- first day of Porri (various traditions honoring the man of the house; these days, women often give the men flowers)

Quebec Flag Day -- Quebec, Canada

Santos Tour Down Under -- Adelaide, Australia (professional cycling's first event of the UCI World Tour for this year; through the 29th)

Squirrel Appreciation Day -- sponsored by Christy Hargrove of the Western North Carolina Nature Center

St. Agnes' Day (Patron of betrothed couples, bodily purity/chastity, crops, gardeners, Girl Scouts, girls, rape victims, virgins; the Colegio Capranica of Rome; Manresa, Spain; Rockville Centre, NY)

St. Meinrad of Einsiedeln's Day (Patron of hospitality; Einsiedeln, Switzerland; Swabia, Germany)

Anniversary Today:

Kiwanis International is founded in Detroit, 1915

Birthdays Today:

Robby Benson, 1956

Geena Davis, 1956

Billy Ocean, 1960

Jill Eikenberry, 1947

Mac Davis, 1942

Placido Domingo, 1941

Jack Nicklaus, 1940

Wolfman Jack, 1939

Benny Hill, 1925

Telly Savalas, 1924

Benny Hill, 1924

Paul Scofield, 1922

Barney Clark, 1921

Karl Wallenda, 1905

Christian Dior, 1905

Roger Nash Baldwin, 1884

John M. Browning, 1855

Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, 1824

Ethan Allen, 1738

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Kid"(Film), 1921

"The Daily News"(first issue, edited by Charles Dickens), 1848

"Power of Sympathy"(publication date of WH Brown's novel, considered the first American novel), 1789

Today in History:

Philip II, Henry II, and Richard the Lionheart initiate the 3rd Crusade, 1189

The Swiss Anabaptist Movement is founded, 1525

The first American novel, WH Brown's "Power of Sympathy," is published, 1789

After being found guilty of treason by the French Convention, Louis XVI of France is executed by guillotine, 1793

Edward Jenner's smallpox vaccination is introduced, 1799

The envelope-folding machine is patented by Russell Hawes, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1853

The first US sewage disposal system that is separate from storm drains opens in Memphis, Tennessee, 1880

The first slalom ski race is run in Murren, Switzerland, 1922

The Flag of Quebec is adopted and flown for the first time over the National Assembly of Quebec, 1948

A B-52 bomber crashes near Thule Air Base, contaminating the area after its nuclear payload ruptures. One of the four bombs remains unaccounted for after the cleanup operation is complete, 1968

The current Emley Moor transmitting station, the tallest free-standing structure in the United Kingdom, begins transmitting UHF broadcasts, 1971

Commercial service of Concorde begins with the London-Bahrain and Paris-Rio routes, 1976

Production of the iconic DeLorean DMC-12 sports car begins in Dunmurry, Northern Ireland, 1981

NASA's MER-A (the Mars Rover Spirit) ceases communication with mission control. The problem lies in the management of its flash memory and is fixed remotely from Eart, 2004

Black Monday in worldwide stock markets. FTSE 100 had its biggest ever one-day points fall, European stocks closed with their worst result since 11 September 2001, and Asian stocks drop as much as 14%, 2008

The Eyak language in Alaska becomes extinct as its last native speaker dies, 2008

LA Lakers forward Kobe Bryant becomes the youngest NBA player to reach 25,000 career points at 31 years, 151 days, beating Wilt Chamberlain by 35 days, 2010

Gambian Dictator Yahya Jammeh finally concedes office and leaves Gambia 2 months after losing the presidential election, 2018

The journal Nature Communications reports a study of the world's oldest known meteor impact from an estimated 2.2 billion years ago in Yarrububba, Western Australia, implicating the impact in the ending of an ice age at that time, 2020


  1. Cats are smart (and comfort loving) cookies.
    Love your fill ins. And cannot warm to cold soup...

  2. Abigail is very wise!
    My favourite soup is broccoli and stilton, thick and creamy in cold weather.

  3. I don't blame bigail lol :-)

    I liked your fill-ins when I hear the toaster ting I always think thank god for that lol

    Have a tingtastic weekend 👍

  4. Our cats are hibernating too as we have a big cold spell going through.

  5. Aw on the sleeping kitty. I would like to sleep winter away too.

    Love your fill-ins. I'll meet you in Hawaii.

    Love the Bonus. I laughed out loud.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Big hug, my friend. ♥

  6. Good morning Mimi.

    1.My granddaughter when she comes over to visit is music to my ears.

    2. My favorite kind of soup is wedding soup.

    3. If I were going to migrate or hibernate for the winter, I would go

    to Curacao. It’s so beautiful and warm.

    4. I would move to the islands if I were able.

    Cruisin Paul

  7. Hibernating sounds tempting rigth now, but migrating sounds even better. I'd go to Italy (Hawaii too, but it's too far ;) ).
    Hot soup for me as well, and not cold -- but not vegan, as I'm intolerant to carrots, onions and legumes (I would surely starve or face malnutrition on a vegan diet, no cabbage/kale either, no apples, peaches ... ) So I'd like clear broth (alphabet soup, but homemade) or potato/chicken soup with croutons (and bacon). But I'm sure we could eat our soups together, speaking of travelling and seas.

  8. Abigail ~ you are one smart kitty ~ fun post and great fill ins ~ Xo

    Lots of hugs and love to you from me and Angel,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  9. Right now I'm hibernating and have soup in the crockpot. It's freezing cold here! Hawaii sounds great, so does Tahiti.

  10. abigail we bee thinkin ewe mite wanna order in... cauz ewe willna bee gettin up any time soon { leest in TT } tho we due haza heet wavez ~~~~ comin in next week at 36 ;) ☺☺♥♥

  11. I would join you if I could Abigail. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I know you would volunteer even more than you already do if you could. XO

  12. Very wise sweet Abigail. Those were all good answers too!

  13. I'm with Abigail. I'm not getting up until it gets warmer either!

  14. I am a stinker, I was asked about what was music to my ears. I said Tom Petty. They said I was much too literal! :)
    I think kitty has the right idea.
    I sure like all the items that come from the fairy calendar, a lot of them make me laugh!

  15. If I was going to migrate or hibernate for the winter I would go to Jamaica. I always wanted to go to Jamaica.

  16. If I have a choice I would choose to be like Abigail. It is nice to curl up in bed when the weather is cold.

  17. I'm thankful you were able to make your day work to be with Alec.


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